I'm not gonna lie, it was nice this week returning to my social social media using ways. If you want to hear about my week (semi) unplugged, I wrote about it for Barista Kids: Reflections on a Week Spent (Semi) Screen-Free.
On Saturday, I joined gun sense advocates for a march in Verona Park. (You can read more about it on the The Alternative Press - West Essex.) It was by far the most meaningful part of my Mother's Day weekend. Participants carried eight flowers, representing the eight children who die every single day from guns and gun violence.
I urge anyone who believes in enacting common sense gun laws, to go from just thinking yes, I support that! to yes, I will volunteer, write letters to the local papers, and email my elected officials!
I do all of those things through the group Moms Demand Action, and I feel like my contribution is making a difference. But we could make a much bigger impact with your voice.
So please, if you have time, or can make time, join a group in your area or participate in the national campaigns sponsored by Moms Demand Action.
If you're here in New Jersey, consider following the Moms Demand Action - New Jersey Facebook page to stay up to date with events, legislative updates and other campaigns for gun sense in New Jersey.
And last, I'll be at Princeton Girls Night Out with two of my co-authors from I Just Want To Pee Alone: Kim Forde of The Fordeville Diaries and Amy of Funny is Family. We'll be signing books and reading at The Farmhouse Store, as well as sharing laughs and exchanging our best tales of modern motherhood. Oh, and there will be wine.
Here are all the details:
Hope to see you there!
What are your plans this week?